Friday, December 3, 2010

Leonardo G. Rodríguez, Argentine Lawyer and 2008 LLM Graduate, Speaks About Argentine Mining Law to Gathering at China Mining Congress & Expo

Leonardo G. Rodríguez, an Argentine attorney who earned his LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, recently presented his latest book, entitled Argentine Law on Mining, at the "Third Seminar on Mining Investment Opportunities in Argentina," held in Tianjin, China.

Mr. Rodríguez, an associate attorney at the Buenos Aires-based firm of Marval O'Farrrell & Mairal, spoke at the 12th Annual China Mining Congress & Expo.

Mr. Rodríguez's book attracted the attention of many lawyers and investors who are considering investing in (or have already invested in) the Argentine mining sector.

He shared a panel with the Argentine Mining Secretary, Eng. Jorge Mayoral, the Governor of the Province of La Rioja, Luis Beder Herrera, and representatives of Chinese companies investing in Argentina, and the Argentine Chamber of Mining Companies.

According to Mr. Rodríguez, who was recognized as the "Outstanding LLM Student of the Year" in 2008 at the Sturm College of Law, "Over the years China Mining has evolved into one of the most influential mineral exploration/extraction trade events in the world, and has come to play a critical role in bringing together top policy makers and leading industry figures."

China Mining Congress & Expo attracted more than 3,500 delegates from 55 countries and featured over 420 booths.

Don C. Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENRL) program at the Sturm College of Law, said, "Leonardo Rodríguez is expanding his reputation from his home country of Argentina to China, one of the most resources 'intensive' countries of the world. Congratulations to him on being asked to speak at this prestigious event with such an impressive panel."

Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Director for the ENRL Graduate Program, said, "Students often ask me how to become more involved in international work. I can point with considerable pride to what Leonardo is doing, and encourage potential graduate students to see what one of our most recognized alumni is doing in the international sphere."

Editor's Note: In the first picture, Mr. Rodríguez in on the left; in the second picture, he is the second person from the right.

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